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If WG made the Vimoutier Tiger would you buy one?

  1. Yes I'd buy one, great idea (9 votes [40.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.91%

  2. No but still a good idea (9 votes [40.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.91%

  3. No I don't like Tigers. (4 votes [18.18%] - View)

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hondategtyper #1 Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:09 AM

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Been touring Normandy and went to see the Tiger I out in the wild.

Located in the village where it ran out of fuel and was left after a couple of charges rendered it useless.

It is now a memorial but has seen better days. It currently has a fence around it so you can't get up close.

Heres a bit of history

 

https://www.dday-ove...iers-tiger-tank

 

The tank needs a lot of money spending to bring it back to some standard to even be viewed, but I think  it should have a full resto like Tiger 131.

 

Would WG make a Vimoutiers Tiger in the same skin and help with the restoration?

It could be a French/German dual trainer?

 

Anyway what's your thoughts?



MASHMAN 90 #2 Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:21 AM

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while i couldn't buy one (i would in another lifetime), i think it's a great idea.

 

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RAD FROOD 25 #3 Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:24 AM

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Yes the same as a French Panther as well seeing as they used the tank for much longer than the Germans did

Funktastic Ed #4 Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:58 AM

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I like tanks, and i like Tigers...but i don't want another reskin premium Tiger.

 

What about sorting a big cosmetic and customisation patch with tons of items to buy to make your own Tanks more unique.

I suggest Numbers that you could put on your tanks up to 3 digits (1>999), lots of historic emblems, and military items such as camo net, helms, bags, weapons etc... this way you could make your own French Tiger by yourself. 

 

 



Jope2209 #5 Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:13 AM

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I believe those aren't historical colours on that Tiger in France. And yes, Panthers were actualy a part of French arsenal for a period of time after the end of WW2. Tigers on the other hand weren't.

The 13. (Tiger) Kompanie, of Panzer Regiment Großdeutschland, reported on the performance of the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, when their Tigers engaged the T-34: "First round hits were usually achieved at ranges between 800 to 1,000 meters. At these ranges, the Panzer Granate (they are referring to the PzGr. 39 APCBC ammunition) absolutely penetrated through the frontal armor, and usually still destroyed the engine at the rear of the T-34 tank. In 80 percent of the cases, shots from the same range hitting the side of the hull toward the rear of the tank resulted in the fuel tanks exploding. Even at ranges of 1,500 meters and longer, during favorable weather, it is possible to succeed in penetrating the T-34 with minimal expenditure of ammunition" (JENTZ, Thomas L.; Germany's TIGER Tanks - Tiger I and II: Combat Tactics; op. cit.).

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Jope2209 #6 Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:14 AM

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View PostFunktastic Ed, on 03 September 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

I like tanks, and i like Tigers...but i don't want another reskin premium Tiger.

 

What about sorting a big cosmetic and customisation patch with tons of items to buy to make your own Tanks more unique.

I suggest Numbers that you could put on your tanks up to 3 digits (1>999), lots of historic emblems, and military items such as camo net, helms, bags, weapons etc... this way you could make your own French Tiger by yourself. 

 

 

 

Agreed, and great idea too. It would be great to have those PC customization options, so we can have pink Maus for example. :teethhappy:

The 13. (Tiger) Kompanie, of Panzer Regiment Großdeutschland, reported on the performance of the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, when their Tigers engaged the T-34: "First round hits were usually achieved at ranges between 800 to 1,000 meters. At these ranges, the Panzer Granate (they are referring to the PzGr. 39 APCBC ammunition) absolutely penetrated through the frontal armor, and usually still destroyed the engine at the rear of the T-34 tank. In 80 percent of the cases, shots from the same range hitting the side of the hull toward the rear of the tank resulted in the fuel tanks exploding. Even at ranges of 1,500 meters and longer, during favorable weather, it is possible to succeed in penetrating the T-34 with minimal expenditure of ammunition" (JENTZ, Thomas L.; Germany's TIGER Tanks - Tiger I and II: Combat Tactics; op. cit.).

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MASHMAN 90 #7 Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:18 AM

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View PostJope2209, on 03 September 2018 - 10:14 AM, said:

 

Agreed, and great idea too. It would be great to have those PC customization options, so we can have pink Maus for example. :teethhappy:

 

That PC option came in 9.21 which is our next big update. I don't think we will see it but never know :)

 

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MASHMAN 90 #8 Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:19 AM

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View PostJope2209, on 03 September 2018 - 10:14 AM, said:

 

Agreed, and great idea too. It would be great to have those PC customization options, so we can have pink Maus for example. :teethhappy:

 

Pink Pz IV H, TT Tank lol. Cheaper way to get GUP ;)

 

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Jope2209 #9 Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:21 AM

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View PostMASHMAN 90, on 03 September 2018 - 10:19 AM, said:

 

Pink Pz IV H, TT Tank lol. Cheaper way to get GUP ;)

 

Yeah, the possibilities are limitless...We need that Update asap. :teethhappy:

The 13. (Tiger) Kompanie, of Panzer Regiment Großdeutschland, reported on the performance of the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, when their Tigers engaged the T-34: "First round hits were usually achieved at ranges between 800 to 1,000 meters. At these ranges, the Panzer Granate (they are referring to the PzGr. 39 APCBC ammunition) absolutely penetrated through the frontal armor, and usually still destroyed the engine at the rear of the T-34 tank. In 80 percent of the cases, shots from the same range hitting the side of the hull toward the rear of the tank resulted in the fuel tanks exploding. Even at ranges of 1,500 meters and longer, during favorable weather, it is possible to succeed in penetrating the T-34 with minimal expenditure of ammunition" (JENTZ, Thomas L.; Germany's TIGER Tanks - Tiger I and II: Combat Tactics; op. cit.).

3 MoE tanks: T-34, Pz IVH, Tiger I, Pz.Kpfw. T 25

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JelliedPenny08 #10 Posted 03 September 2018 - 11:24 AM

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I have all the premium Tigers except the Tiger 2s that came out recently (because of the price and no dual nation). So I would no doubt be tempted. 

 

However I understand we are supposed to be getting Otto Carius' Tiger at the end.of this month, and I really think that is probably enough Tiger I.reskins for anybody after that. I like the idea of them releasing a premium Tiger where the camo is basically a skin, so they can release and sell other camo alternatives relatively cheaply that alter the visuals of the tank skin. Then people could pick from lots of different visuals on an iconic tank. Otherwise I think many have had their fill of reskins...  

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I’ll take two!!

dreadnought8283 #12 Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:48 PM

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Sure why not we've a lot of tigers already so what's another.


hondategtyper #13 Posted 03 September 2018 - 05:22 PM

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View Postdreadnought8283, on 03 September 2018 - 12:48 PM, said:

Sure why not we've a lot of tigers already so what's another.

 

Whilst agreeing it would just be 'another' tiger tank, my thoughts behind it is to get the real tank restored if WG like the idea.

 

Its a piece of history that is just rotting at the side of the road and will be gone forever if not restored.

 

There are lots of real shermans/churchills etc in the world but how many tigers remain?



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They do have the Tiger in the War Story that was stolen by the French. Might as well make that a Hero tank. 

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Cool idea, but I'd rather have the Saumur Tiger 1 (aka "Bretagne", aka "Colmar" ) as a French Tiger instead. Unlike the Vimoutier Tiger, the Bretagne was actually used by the French during the closing days of the war and early post-war period. It's currently on exhibit at the Musee des Blindes, where it was repainted in its original German colors (unfortunately they painted the wrong numbers on the turret, it's supposed to be Tiger 114 if I remember right).

 

*Edit* Yep, it was Tiger 114. Here's a cool article on its service with the French:

http://tankarchives....th-history.html


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View Posthondategtyper, on 03 September 2018 - 11:22 AM, said:

 

Whilst agreeing it would just be 'another' tiger tank, my thoughts behind it is to get the real tank restored if WG like the idea.

 

Its a piece of history that is just rotting at the side of the road and will be gone forever if not restored.

 

There are lots of real shermans/churchills etc in the world but how many tigers remain?

Well that makes a great case tbh so your that'd be a great idea an maybe wg could use a portion of the tank sales from it to restore it



hondategtyper #17 Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:23 AM

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View Postdreadnought8283, on 04 September 2018 - 01:51 AM, said:

Well that makes a great case tbh so your that'd be a great idea an maybe wg could use a portion of the tank sales from it to restore it

 

:great: all we need is WG to get behind it and make it happen!

hondategtyper #18 Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:23 PM

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https://www.youtube....h?v=uX8yo_bPdsA

 

Lets help get this Tiger restored :izmena:



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How about making it an autoloader dual trainer :popcorn:

 

But still with proceeds going towards the restoration of the real tank?



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View Posthondategtyper, on 09 October 2018 - 12:02 PM, said:

How about making it an autoloader dual trainer :popcorn:

 

But still with proceeds going towards the restoration of the real tank?

 

:coin::coin::coin: translates my wallet is yours! Also I'd suggest giving it the amx 13 75 or bc 12t 75mm gun.





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